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Letters to the Editor

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Letter: Meals event
November 10, 2014
On behalf of the Lawrence Meals on Wheels’ board of directors, staff and, most importantly, clients, I want to thank all the Lawrence businesses and individuals who helped make the Lawrence Meals on Wheels 2014 Signature Settings Charity Auction a huge success. We have raised almost $39,000 towards our goal of $43,000 this year!
Letter: College voters
November 10, 2014
Sam Brownback is the worst thing that has happened to the state of Kansas since Bleeding Kansas in the 1800s. He has destroyed the state. His administration has cost everyday Kansans thousands of dollars. I, myself, am a freshman at Kansas University. This election was the first general election I could vote in. As soon as I was eligible to register to vote, I did. I did not want to be the person who sat back and watched Kansas fall to shreds. I wanted to help make a change happen.
Letter: Dire prophecy
November 10, 2014
This prophecy was given to me on the day (Oct. 7) following the Supreme Court’s decision that will likely make gay marriage legal in 30 states including Kansas (Journal-World, Nov. 5). The prophecy is that God will bring a sharp rebuke to the U.S. if we do not repent individually and as a nation. A part of the USA will be removed; which part, how and when I don’t know. However when it comes, it will come quickly.
Letter: Voting woes
November 8, 2014
Kris Kobach’s new voter ID regulations have not stopped voter fraud in Douglas County. I reported to my poll location to cast my vote. My picture ID was checked and found to be in order. However, the poll worker upon finding my name stated, that I had voted an advanced ballot. I knew that I had not voted in advance but did agree to go home and see if I had received an advance ballot in the mail.
Letter: Disappointed
November 8, 2014
I am deeply disappointed that the majority of Lawrence voters rejected the proposal to fund a new police facility. At the same time, I would like to thank those who supported our police and the 48.3 percent who voted in favor of the measure. In the past, we have voted to support school funding, a major library renovation, and funding for the transit system, among other things. Yet we can’t support the men and women who place their lives and safety at risk for our sake each and every day.
Letter: Glad it’s over
November 8, 2014
We are very relieved the elections are over. We were extremely tired of the TV ads and mailings, much of which was a collection of deceit, half-truths and outright fabrications. Some candidates names were smeared and linked to drugs, sexual misconduct, fraud, rape and murder. Some candidates conducted themselves in an unmanly, undignified and un-Christian manner. I have lost respect and trust for many who ran for office.
Letter: Out of Mideast
November 7, 2014
I am not an isolationist but I must insist that we get out of the Middle East completely for at least three years and cut all, that’s all, funding and arms to Middle Eastern countries including Israel. They must be made to solve their own problems, especially in regard to ISIS or ISIL.
Letter: Educational holidays
November 7, 2014
I was very disappointed to see that my former alma mater, Hillcrest Grade School, has decided to cancel Halloween and Valentine parties at the school. I hope administration reconsiders this decision and reinstates this tradition.
Letter: Harmless tradition
November 7, 2014
I am amazed and quite annoyed at the actions and reasoning of the Hillcrest School principal who nixed Halloween and Valentine’s Day parties for her grade-schoolers. I can’t think her suggestion that this was appropriate for a school with a large international population was sensible. Surely, if American children are to be enriched by exposure to diverse cultures, the reverse should be true also; let the international children experience well-loved American customers, too. How could they be harmed by a costume parade?
Letter: Cool calls
November 5, 2014
I want to thank the people who made dozens of robo calls to solicit my vote in the recent elections. Robo calls are so cool; the best part is you don’t have to respond.
Letter: Game parking
November 5, 2014
The KU Jayhawks basketball team hosts 18 home games this season. The university has gone to great lengths to provide parking for visitors, either at a modest price or free (including shuttle buses). There are plenty of side streets available, and off-campus lots to park in as well. Yet, there are visitors to Lawrence who insist on paying to park in front yards or residential driveways.
Letter: Noted benefactor
November 5, 2014
The state of Kansas lost a tremendous benefactor this past weekend with the passing of Marianna Beach. The Beach family has done so much for several communities in our state, most recently here in Lawrence. In 2010, The Ross and Marianna Beach Foundation contributed the largest gift to Lawrence Public Library in its history to launch the New Stories capital campaign for the library building project.
Letter: Sign ordinance
November 5, 2014
I’ve been wondering about something. More and more all the time, I see those small advertising signs for businesses and the promotion of business events, the kind that stick with wires into the ground, all over town. My understanding is that we have an ordinance against such advertising in Lawrence, for good reason. Without the ordinance, clearly they would be everywhere, cluttering up our beautiful city.
Letter: Recycling gap
November 4, 2014
Congratulations to Lawrence city commissioners for their attempt to make Lawrence a greener community. The residential recycling program should become a great success, as it was with private businesses. Arguments supporting independent recyclers are now moot since we have the city-operated monopoly.
Letter: Artist concern
November 4, 2014
Sometimes, it is too easy to be cynical. It is proclaimed that a half-million-dollar grant will be used to make East Lawrence more of an artist “place.” For all of us artists in East Lawrence who have helped make East Lawrence the creative “place” that it already is, this is nothing short of insulting.